Query: Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin invented a community …

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General Motors EV1 Records
Creators:
General Motors Corporation
Dates:
1990-2005
bulk 1993-1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 2 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0912
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the design, testing, production and promotion of the first zero-emission electric car produced by a major car company, the General Motors EV1. The materials include photographs, promotional booklets and marketing, press coverage, and publications, as well as design details and specifications, describing the process by which this ambitious and controversial vehicle was produced and released to the public in the mid- to late 1990s. This collection would be of interest to researchers in the areas of innovative design, automobile marketing, environmental initiatives, and the automotive industry.

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Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers
Creators:
Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952
Dates:
1910-1967
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0959
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.

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Peter J. Bier Papers
Creators:
Bier, Peter J.
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.11: Customcraft Negatives
Creators:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1925-1993
Size:
19 Boxes
The subseries contains black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.11
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.11 consists of orders placed at the Custom Craft Studio. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Archives Center Poster Collection
Dates:
1917-1998, undated
Size:
120 Posters (14 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0751
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An artificial collection of posters on various subjects, at present organized according to donor and/or subject. Examples of contents include motion picture posters and propaganda posters.

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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Creators:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
Dates:
1886-1997
Size:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0666
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines.

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Hanna Lore Hombordy Papers
Creators:
Hombordy, Hanna Lore
Dates:
[194-]-1955
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1273
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The project files include booklets: "Elements of Design" (1953-54); "Appearance Design" (1954); packaging and label designs and prototypes, photographs of drawing machinery, clippings, and misc. designs and printed advertisements for shoes, antennas, and candies.,This collection documents Hombordy's work as a graphics designer in the late 1940s and 1950s while employed at A.W. Lewin …

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Albert G. Ingalls Papers
Creators:
Porter, Russell W.
Ingalls, Albert G., 1888-1958 (astronomer, editor)
Dates:
circa 1920-1956
Size:
8.7 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0175
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Albert G. Ingallsrole as an editor for the "Scientific American" (specifically a column on amateur astronomy) primarily through correspondence and other publications.

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Lanette Scheeline collection
Creators:
Scheeline, Lanette, 1910-
Dates:
1945-1970
Size:
7 Boxes
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1998-29-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Scheeline's work as a textile designer from 1945-1970.The archive material consists of brochures, photographs, sketches, correspondence, scrapbooks, client records, and other related items that document Ms. Scheeline's career from the 1930s to the 1980s (briefly covers 1990s). A majority of the items deal specifically with the projects for textiles and wallcoverings, research on forms in nature, and notes on her travels.

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